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>> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is bbc world news america. the leader of dubai speaks exclusively to the bbc telling us why he thinks it is time to lift sanctions on iran. the ceremony attended by dignitaries from around the globe. going home with a golden globe. the stars came out to shine and we will have all the highlights. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. new restrictions on iran's nuclear program will be put into
place. this comes after striking a that mightdeal actually be implemented. it is seen as an encouraging sign and a comprehensive deal could be reached. president obama warned that there are still many steps ahead. will be difficult and challenging but this is how diplomacy should work. if iran is willing to walk , and ifthe opportunity they fail, we are in a position to reverse any interim agreement. putting in place additional
pressure to make sure iran does not obtain a nuclear weapon. exclusive interview with cnbc, dubai's roller has made his most outspoken remarks yet. >> do you believe the time is right to lift sanctions against iran? >> i think so. really, it is our neighbor. if they left sanctions, everybody will benefit. enough, thatone sanctions should be lifted?
exclusively to the bbc. for more on current negotiations , he formally served as u.s. ambassador. sanctions. lifting >> for commerce throughout the region and throughout the world, the fear of commerce can flow, the better it is for dubai. i would argue that the reason we have this deal is that sanctions were there in the first place. they brought it to the negotiating table. let's be clear. there are still a lot of sanctions. in only lift very limited sanctions and doesn't represent
a windfall of economic activity for iran or for the region. >> would you agree with the senators i want to see more sanctions? >> i would not. i think we have the mix just about right. we have sanctions in place and iran is not going to be able to byelop and buy weapons and the technology that it needs to present a threat to the region. .t needs this is enough to get them to keep talking but not enough to let them out-of-the-box. pass is sanctions, iran is going to walk away from the table. >> they don't want to see the
>> you would have to ask that. they speak for dubai. i doubt you hear the same thing coming from abu dhabi. gulfof the states in the see iran as a very real and present danger. they want measures against iran that will prevent iran from interfering in their internal affairs. it to go to war, destroy the nuclear program back out or to --ieve by diplomatic means >> where do you put the odds?
to get intoctant the betting game because i would not have that that we got as far as we already have. produce and awill grill met -- an agreement? the odds are less than even. they have agreed to real concrete verifiable accountable measures. a small part of the total. >> a shocking story of violence from the central african republic.
now it is showing an active cannibalism. some people seem to congratulate the christian man for carrying out this act. a warning, there are some very disturbing images. >> the winners in this conflict, delirious with victory. the christians were victims and now they are on top. a charred and dismembered body is dragged through the street. one was at the head of the mob he was in a blind fury that day. muslims killed his pregnant , theyhis sister-in-law broke down the door and cut the baby in half.
i promised i would get my revenge. revenge is an active cannibalism. first, he stabbed his victim. you are muslim, he said. i poured petrol over him and i burned him. i ate his leg right down to the white bone. the victim was just passing through on the bus. most christians are horrified. no one tried to help him. everyone is angry with the muslims. no way anyone is going to intervene. this happened at 2:00 in the afternoon.
-- the acts spoken of a madman or somebody who has been pushed by sectarian hatred. magic anderhaps sorcery? >> these fighters are christians. but they also believe in magic. their amulets contain soil from their ancestors graves. some carry the flush of enemies that they have killed. these are a delicate subject. we are bulletproof, says the commander. he went further. perhaps his crime resulted in the men's, but for some, he is a hero.
>> horrifying reports from cannibalism from the central african republic. amassrian government may humanitarian access. he is meeting his american counterpart in paris. cut off by months of fighting. there was deep regret. whether he was to blame for the many deaths. israel said its final farewell to former prime minister. dignitaries, he
died on saturday at the age of 85. it left him in a coma for which he never recovered. we report from jerusalem. >> with prayers and tributes, israel and its friends said a final farewell, eight years to the month. he said he would go down in history as one of israel's greatest military leaders. to sons and grandchildren, joe biden said in his passing also felt like a death in the family to many americans even though he .ad profound differences
better, hestand him also lived in complex times. a very complex neighborhood. >> it was taken away to the family farm in israel. was controversial in death and in life. it made him a desirable prime minister. >> he earned a house in the city of jerusalem. have armedlers security guards. believesnt palestinian in nonviolent resistance.
he said israel he should move on from the legacy. >> what israel needs is a different kind of political generation. april that understand that they themselves will not be free as israel ease unless palestinians are free. >> as a soldier, he ignored orders. they think he should have been put on trial as a war criminal. but he goes to his grave mourned by israelis that felt safer when he was [inaudible] bbc news, jerusalem. >> huge crowds occupied major streets in central bangkok.
the antigovernment rallies have been going around for nearly three months now. >> a city of cars transformed to one long street walk. it kept the government on the ropes for more than two months and went one step further today. organized.e well- they pretty much shut down the city center. the authorities had time to prepare for this and protest leaders say they will keep this going until the prime minister is forced from power. it will really pile the pressure on the government.
>> the mounting cost of this paralysis and a country's reputation is yet confirmed. >> the government is no good. the corruption and everything. ?> can they keep going act there were signs of weariness. >> in the morning, maybe come back again. will not be the picnicking protesters that decide how this ends. it will be the ultimate kingmakers, they spent the
weekend entertaining the city's children and may move-in to break the deadlock. another experiment in thai style democracy. >> rising tension in thailand there. it promises to be quite the news conference. the french president gets ready to face the media just days after allegations of an affair. the american car industry is thriving once again. excitement butly > reports from detroit.
>> everything starts and ends with great products. >> it is this woman generating the most excitement. first woman to lead the carmaker. it is her coming out party. >> to humbly lead this team, the global team. i am proud to be part of it. doing unbelievably great work. >> she seeks to define her leadership, the leadership of a crosstown rival. >> steering it through the worst recession in decades.
the spotlight will shift to this man. on the verge of a generational shift. it is unusual, two. >> the auto industry is on the up with new faces at the top. the challenge is to keep it that way. remainse's first lady in hospital. scandal, it by started on friday with photos of the president together with an actress published in the french magazine. shortly after the news broke,
the first lady became ill. >> in this deepening personal drama, the president all on -- partner went for treatment after a french magazine indicated the president had a new girlfriend. still, a majority of french people see this as a private matter. >> it is their life and a love affair, it is no matter to me. >> the president has deplored the invasion of his five the sea but has not clarified the nature of his relationship. neither is the actress. it is still insisting. >> i think private life is a
private affair. it was a friend of the actress was reported links to criminals. >> i am sure that it will be coming in the next few days. >> due to hold his first press conference of the new year. to do that, he has to address the problems of the economy. at low growth, high unemployment, and to achieve progress, much depends upon his credibility.
some claim higher taxes and when we ask that they thought of the president, we got this response. >> [laughter] the president's task tomorrow is to explain how he will revive .he economy it will be a deciding moment for his presidency. listenk is that few will to him on the economy until he clarifies his personal life. >> private lives on very public display there. the award season officially begins, the call last night for the golden globes handed out in beverly hills. among the winners, 12 years a slave and american hustle. now on to the oscars.
>> the first major award ceremony of the year is highly regarded. they taking home a golden globe could be a good indicator for oscars. the favorite was 12 years a slave. the true story of a man kidnapped into slavery. >> the golden globe award goes to 12 years a slave. >> what can i say? first i to thank the foreign press. i would like to thank my wife. the strong competition from american hustle.
three golden globes including acting nods for jennifer lawrence and amy adams. meand when a director asks to cry, i can't. it really sucks. and lost out slave to director of space drama. >> the willful. he was classed as a comedy. leonardo dicaprio one for the best actor award. >> i have congratulations to my fellow comedians here tonight. christian bale, the great walking phoenix -- joaquin phoenix. >> it looks increasingly likely the academy could honor a spread of films rather than one winner. >> thanks for watching bbc world
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